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New Snow in Lake Tahoe!

New Snow in Lake Tahoe! reflections of Castle Peak
We have three kayaks Serene Lakes  in front of our cabin Welcome to the cabin in summer living room and dining room face the lake kitchen and island from the dining room View of master bedroom and private deck from the office office jacuzzi in master bathroom Creekside bedroom with private deck facing creek, windows face the mountain mountainside bedroom loft facing the mountains with trundle bed and double bed in alcove alcove in loft view from loft showing driveway and lake living room deck with lake to the right fishing on the lake wonderful hiking out the back and up the mountain looking at Squaw Valley snow shoeing behind the cabin, Sugar Bowl is 10 minutes away

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Soda Springs cabin description

Built in 2000 with 2800 sq. ft., Serena Creek was designed as a family retreat. Serene Lakes was chosen because of its old-fashioned family friendly mountain community and slower pace of mountain living. Serene Lakes is named for the 2 snowfed lakes that provide us with year round recreation. To take advantage of the spectacular views, the cabin is set back from the street and built on several levels. Entrance is through the entry or 2 car garage in winter weather. The first level has the creekside bedroom with deck to the creek and the mountainside bedroom with views out back of the mountain and Royal Gorge property. These bedrooms share an ample bath with utility room for drying wet ski clothes, etc. The main level has the kitchen and great room. This level has an ample deck along the complete front of the cabin. Next level has the master suite built so you can see the lake while reading in bed. It has its own deck, office and bath with shower and jacuzzi. This level also has a guest bathroom.
The top level is the loft with the double bed alcove, trundle bed and all the electronics....TV, VCR, stereo and DVD, puzzles and games plus amazing views from many windows.
3 ski resorts are within 15 minutes with Soda Springs close enough you can come home for lunch. Royal Gorge, the largest cross country resort in the US is a few blocks away and you can cross country ski on the lake. At 6200 feet, we have the best snow in the Sierras.
Our cabin features a fabulous BBQ and well equipped kitchen, but if you don't want to cook, the Ice Lakes Lodge is just down the street.
Whether you want to be active or just relax, the Serena Creek Retreat will more than meet your expectations and just might be your year after year must-do experience.

Keywords: cabin, home, lodge, family reunions, chalet, corporate retreat, honeymoons, near ski resorts, cross country skiing, Donner Lake, hiking, swimming, relaxing. Large great room and modern kitchen, Donner Summit, Soda Springs, Lake Tahoe,

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Families and responsible adults 21 years or older. Great for get-togethers....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Games and puzzles in the loft, some snow toys in garage...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              • Loft

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                private deck facing Serena Creek...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

                Deck facing Serena Creek, office and master bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

                mountain side views from 4 windows...moreless

              • Loft Alcove: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                upstairs loft has the double bed and a trundle bed, TV...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1) each bedroom has a queen sized bed, Double Beds (1) located in loft, Twin or Single Beds (1) trundle bed located in loft, Baby Cribs (1) travel play and pack playpen located in master bedroom closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) trundle bed located in the loft...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

                accessed from livingroom, diningroom, loft...moreless

              • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                expansive views of mountainside behind cabin...moreless

              • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                accessible to both bedrooms, attached laundry room...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Well stocked with blender, mixer, toaster, coffee pot and grinder, cuisinart, oversized crock pot Many utensils including lime and lemon juicers...moreless

              • Dining:

                Island has seating for 3, no high chair but there is a seat that hooks to island in master bedroom...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                We do not have an ice maker but have many ice cube trays or bring your own...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Cuisanart coffeepot, size 4 filters...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                staples: sugar, flour, spices, etc....moreless

              • Oven:

                traditional and convection oven...moreless

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Bring your own or sheets and towels are available for a fee. Bedspreads, blankets, pillows and kitchen towels included....moreless

              • Heating:

                Heat will be turned on when you arrive in winter months...moreless

              • Garage:

                2 car garage...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • We are on 1.5 acres and rental includes use of private home owners beach located just down the street...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    VCR tapes, mostly children's features Some DVDs and you can rent them at the Donner Summit store...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    limited, bring your favorites for our 5 CD player...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    lcd flat screen in loft with sony sound system ...moreless

                  • Television:

                    master bedroom has a 32' dvd player...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    cable in master bedroom office for direct access, wireless can be intermittent...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    cable internet in office for direct access...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    phone service for local calls only...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony:

                        master bedroom and creekside bedroom have a balcony with table and 2 chairs...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Theme

                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Romantic
                      • Family

                      Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

                        located on Serena Creek and lake is across the street with an unobscured spectacular view...moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        1 acre of private mountain access behind the cabin...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Sailing
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Restaurants
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Groceries
                      • Kayaking
                      • Boating
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Other Activities

                          • Home Owners beach has two volleyball courts. Serene Lakes is wonderful for snow shoeing in winter and snow shoes are available in Soda Springs or Royal Gorge. For children and the young at heart, one of our streets in Serene Lakes is not plowed in winter for local sledding and tubing thrills. Many lakes are within driving distance, 4 wheel drive roads and many trails are close by. The Pacific Crest Trail is just three miles to the East with some of the most magnificent scenery in North America. Donner Summit is famous for rock climbing. Donner Lake is close by for motorized boating, kayaking and paddleboat rental. Donner Party Historical Museum in Truckee. Historic Truckee for shopping and restaurants. Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City for dining, bike rentals, rafting, live theater. Reno is 1 hour for gambling and University of Nevada Reno sports events. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Great escape

                            Great escape

                            • Guest Steve (United States)
                            • Date of stay 01/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/08/13
                            We have stayed at this cabin three times over the past two years. Two of the three times have been during the winter months. There is a lot of snow which is great for building snowmen, digging caves, and sliding down the hill behind the cabin. The kids have a wonderful time playing in the snow and getting completely tired out...it's great! During the summer, we have hiked all over, played at the beach, and paddled around the lake. Our family loves this cabin and we will definitely return.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                          • Many Visits Over Many Years and So Many Wonderful Memories

                            Many Visits Over Many Years and So Many Wonderful Memories

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 10/13/07
                            • Review Submitted 08/29/11
                            I have had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful and spacious home for over 10 years. The views are spectacular and the home itself is warm, spacious, extremely well furnished and welcoming. If you're going to stay anywhere in the Lake Tahoe area for winter skiing or summer swimming and boating, this is the one place you want to stay. The walks around Serene Lakes are breathtaking and beautiful. One of the most memorable images I keep to this day is an early morning view from the Master Bedroom which looks out over Serene Lakes - the mountains in the background and the pine trees in the foreground are dusted with snow, and a small flock of Canada Geese are pushing off from the beach, every so slowly making their way across the lake, leaving ripples of water in their wake. I strongly recommend that you stay here and create your own beautiful images and memories.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                          • Winter skier-summer bicyclist & hiker

                            Winter skier-summer bicyclist & hiker

                            • Guest Forrest (Sonoma, CA 95476)
                            • Date of stay 01/14/10
                            • Review Submitted 08/26/11
                            Beautiful House with all the comforts of a 4 star resort. It's close to several ski resorts ( 10 minutes from Sugar Bowl, Donner & Boreal Ridge) & cross county ski trails ( Royal Gourge). In the summer the lake and beach area is directly across the street and hikeing trails are behind the cabin. Also across the street is The Ice Lakes Lodge for cocktails and a meal if you don't feel like cooking. The house itself is immaculate with all the ammenities you could ask for, I highly reccomend staying here for a fun trip!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                          summer $340  FALL RATE: $300 per night, third night 25% off starts September 15
                          winter:  $345 mid-week $330
                          holidays listed below
                          Thanksgiving, $400, Christmas and New Years $450       Weekly rate available
                          Holiday weekends in Jan and Feb and the SkiWeek after Presidents weekend are $450
                          Fall Rate Discounts available for extended stays
                          Monthly rate is $3000, no full season ski lease
                          Tax and cleaning fee additional
                          

                          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Reno or Sacramento, small airport in Truckee at 12 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Truckee at 12 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: highway 80 or scenic hwy 40 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: out the front door or Donner Lake at Soda Springs
                          • Nearest Barpub: Summit Bar at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Soda springs, Boreal, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Truckee at 12 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Summit Bar, Rainbow Lodge-yum is 10 miles at 1 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: We are a family of 5 adults and two grandchildren....so far. We love the outdoors from playing in the lake, to sitting on the beach, hiking to skiing, mountain climbing to shopping. We love sharing wonderful meals together, playing games and just hanging out. We love to travel together but can not imagine not having some place close to the Bay Area to call our own. PS the picture is my granddaughter shoveling the deck at the front of the cabin.

                          Why the Owner Chose Soda Springs:
                          In 1994 we were looking for something unique to call our own in our love, the Sierra Nevada mountains...some place where our kids could roam and play and we would feel they were safe. This is truly the hidden gem of the Sierras, close to winter sports, loaded with summer activities but within 3 hours of the Bay Area. What we did not know when we purchased in Serene Lakes, how valuable it is to be on the west side of Donner Summit as we can avoid chain controls set up outside of Truckee in winter and traffic from Tahoe City in the summer. We have hiked to many lakes, biked, rafted, kayaked, skied, snowboarded, tubed, thrown too many snowballs to count and had great fun going to sports events at UNR in Reno and enjoying Raging Waters there in the summer. There are been many joys and sorrows at Circus Circus and Hot August Nights is a yearly gas. The memories we have created since coming to Serene Lakes for the first time in 1994, then building our present cabin in 2000, are too incredible to describe and we invite you to start your own memories here. We look forward to sharing Serene Lakes and the Serena Creek Retreat with you.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          We ski, swim, hike, snow shoe, relax and enjoy the community activities. Fish and Tadpoles beware! The cabin tour held during Labor Day weekend is something we never miss. We enjoy family meals and sharing the experiences of the day. Holidays spent here have been and will continue to be, lifelong memories.


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                          Photos

                          • New Snow in Lake Tahoe!

                            New Snow in Lake Tahoe!

                          • Serene Lakes  in front of our cabin

                            Serene Lakes in front of our cabin

                          • living room and dining room face the lake

                            living room and dining room face the lake

                          • office

                            office

                          • Creekside bedroom with private deck facing creek, windows face the mountain

                            Creekside bedroom with private deck facing creek, windows face the mountain

                          • loft facing the mountains with trundle bed and double bed in alcove

                            loft facing the mountains with trundle bed and double bed in alcove

                          • view from loft showing driveway and lake

                            view from loft showing driveway and lake

                          • fishing on the lake

                            fishing on the lake

                          • wonderful hiking out the back and up the mountain looking at Squaw Valley

                            wonderful hiking out the back and up the mountain looking at Squaw Valley

                          • reflections of Castle Peak
We have three kayaks

                            reflections of Castle Peak We have three kayaks

                          • Welcome to the cabin in summer

                            Welcome to the cabin in summer

                          • kitchen and island from the dining room

                            kitchen and island from the dining room

                          • View of master bedroom and private deck from the office

                            View of master bedroom and private deck from the office

                          • jacuzzi in master bathroom

                            jacuzzi in master bathroom

                          • mountainside bedroom

                            mountainside bedroom

                          • alcove in loft

                            alcove in loft

                          • living room deck with lake to the right

                            living room deck with lake to the right

                          • snow shoeing behind the cabin, Sugar Bowl is 10 minutes away

                            snow shoeing behind the cabin, Sugar Bowl is 10 minutes away

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

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